ATSC, the comprehensive trade show and conference, will take place at the International Centre in Toronto from August 22-24, 2016. The event will bring to Canada hundreds of apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world, including China, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, the US, Honduras, Peru among other countries. By hosting the trade show, Canada will be providing an unprecedented platform for apparel and textile manufacturers across the globe by hosting the Apparel Textile Sourcing Show (ATSC), a first-of-its-kind event for the nation.
Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, parent-company to TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com and organizer of the event said that the introduction of ATSC is a direct response to market demand and fills a significant gap in the Canadian market. In addition to the 200 international exhibits, ATSC will also feature three days of conference sessions lead by industry experts on topics from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements to best practices and the changing Canadian market, to tips on how to choose overseas producers and new approaches for Canadians looking to enter the U.S. market.
A panel on ethical manufacturing of apparel and textiles, featuring executives from quality control organizations Wrap and TesTex, will also be presented. A “Made in Canada” section, showcasing Canadian manufacturers who source apparel and textiles from abroad for their finished goods, as well as Canadian designers who have their designs produced into finished products overseas. A 2017 Apparel and Textile Trends display, providing a first-hand look at the colours, patterns and textures that will be all the rage for the coming year. Presented in coordination with the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), the event is supported by the Ottawa-based Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF), the Consulate General of the P R China in Toronto, the Trade Office of Peru, and exporting agencies ProMexico and ProColombia.